Malcore in Summer

17 06 2007

Since a blog is useless if it’s never updated, I thought I’d share my summer fun on here…

Here’s my first project of the summer:



Social Studies “year in review” Video!

9 06 2007

Though I’m a couple days late (sorry kids), I’ve finished the End of the Year Review Video that was created by my social studies students and edited by me.

It is uploaded to, a really nice (and school-safe) site for videos.

here is a link to the video

Last week of School!

4 06 2007

It is indeed the last week of school.

Students are doing different forms of wrap up in all classes.

Social Studies: Students are working on the Year in Review video that will re-cap everything they have learned this year in summary format.  The final product will be posted here and at

Math: Final test in Basic Math Skills.  See previous post for a copy of the test.  These are skills that all 7th graders should be able to display (at least with some help), so it could be a really good tool to work with over the summer with your child to keep them in the academic mindset (at least a little).

 Social Skills: Students are wrapping up the online portfolios.  See previous post for links to student portfolios.  Please feel free to leave comments on their wikis (helps for motivation!).

Schedule for last week of school:
Monday and Tuesday -normal schedule
Wednesday – awards ceremonies (normal release time)
Thursday – short classes a.m., picnic and cookout, talent show (normal release time).

Anti-Bully Quote for the Week (and for life): “Be the change you want to see in the world.”  – Gandhi

Thanks for the great school year – I’ll be keeping up on this blog over the summer, so stay with me (make sure you have me in your RSS reader) and be ready for the new look of Mr. England and my classrooms/program for 2007-08!

 – Mr. Malcore

p.s. – rock on this summer.

Mountain Man